Academic Advising Resource Directory

May 09, 2013 Debra Cheung

uap brochure 2013 coverWelcome to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the most innovative, integrated, and diverse school in the world for the study of agricultural, environmental, and human sciences. Select from 30 majors in the agricultural, environmental, and human sciences, many of which are the best in the country or uniquely offered here.
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Agricultural and Environmental Education

Gain a foundation in agricultural and environmental sciences, as well as educational theory and practice. Prepare for careers in teaching, communications and outreach.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Agricultural Business and Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Biological Systems Technology
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Environmental Science and Natural Resources
  • Plant and Soil Science

CAREERS:

  • Agricultural and environmental educator
  • Domestic and international agribusiness
  • Outdoor program planner
  • Park of museum educator / interpretive center staff
  • Public interest advocate

1202 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7915
[email protected]
http://asac.ucdavis.edu

 

Animal Biology

Develop a theoretical knowledge of domestic or wild animal biology and principles that can be used in research and in solving social problems associated with animals in agriculture, urban areas, or natural environments.

CAREERS:

  • Doctor
  • Epidemiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Nurse
  • Paleontologist
  • Pest management
  • Physician assistant
  • Research biologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

150 and 152 Hutchison Hall
(530) 754-7277
[email protected]
http://animalbiologymajor.ucdavis.edu

 

Animal Science

Learn about the biology, management and utilization of domestic and captive animals by focusing on modern, efficient, and humane ways to make the best use and care of the animals people encounter on a daily basis.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Animal science with a disciplinary focus
  • Aquatic animals
  • Avian sciences
  • Companion and captive animals
  • Equine science
  • Laboratory animals
  • Livestock and dairy
  • Poultry

CAREERS:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Agricultural educator
  • Animal behaviorist
  • Animal care technician
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Aquaculturist
  • Cooperative Extension advise
  • Dairy, pig or poultry farmer
  • Animal dentist
  • Farm advisor
  • Journalist
  • Rancher
  • Sales/marketing specialist for animal care/food products
  • USDA inspector
  • Veterinarian

1202 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7915
[email protected]
http://asac.ucdavis.edu

 

Animal Science and Management

Receive a foundational knowledge in animal sciences by incorporating marketing, economics, and accounting skills into businesses and careers working with animals and related agricultural industries.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Aquatic animals
  • Companion animals
  • Dairy
  • Equine
  • Livestock
  • Poultry
  • Individualized

CAREERS:

  • Agricultural inspector
  • Farm management
  • Feedlot operator
  • Financial analyst
  • Livestock production manager
  • Marketing manager for food production company
  • Stable management

1202 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7915
[email protected]
http://asac.ucdavis.edu

 

Atmospheric Science

Study how the atmosphere influences weather, air quality and pollution, and learn how human and other biotic activity impact the quality of the air we breathe.

CAREERS:

  • Alternative energy consultant
  • Climate change analyst
  • Educator
  • Environmental impact assesor
  • Environmental scientist
  • Meteorologist

1150 Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building
(530) 752-1603

http://lawr.ucdavis.edu

 

Biotechnology

Learn how genes affect life processes while preparing for a career enhancing human health, food security and environmental quality; food quality, crop and herd improvement.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Animal biotechnology
  • Fermentation/microbiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Plant biotechnology

CAREERS:

  • Biological scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Clinical laboratory technologist
  • Food scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Genome database manager
  • Medical scientist
  • Medical/drug researcher
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Plant breeder

1220A Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building
(530) 752-1715
http://biotechmajor.ucdavis.edu/

 

Clinical Nutrition

Learn the principles of nutrition and learn to teach people to eat healthier diets by means of therapy, research, hospitals, schools or outreach.

CAREERS:

  • Educator
  • Food policy analyst
  • Food safety inspector
  • Food science manager
  • Hospital, hotel or institutional food service director
  • Nutritionist
  • Registered dietician
  • Restaurant manager
  • Therapist


3202 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-2512

http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu

 

Community and Regional Development

Develop an understanding of how economic, political and sociocultural forces are transforming U.S. communities, while building skills to improve the quality of communities.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Global communities
  • Organization and management
  • Policy, planning, and social services

CAREERS:

  • Business
  • Child, family and school social worker
  • City and regional planner
  • Community development coordinator
  • Community organizer and activist
  • Consultant
  • Education administrator
  • Government executive and legislator
  • Health educator
  • International development adviser
  • Lawyer
  • Program coordinator
  • Public interest advocate
  • Social worker


1303 Hart Hall
(530) 752-2244
http://hcd.ucdavis.edu

 

Ecological Management and Restoration

Learn how to manage and restore wild and rangeland plant communities by gaining an understanding of how natural and managed ecosystems function, interact and connect with human society and social change.

CAREERS:

  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Environmental planner
  • Farm manager
  • Forester/forest service technician
  • International developer
  • Journalist
  • Naturalist/outdoor education specialist
  • Park manager
  • Rangeland manager
  • Soil consultant


1220A Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building
(530) 752-1715
httP;//www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu

 

Entomology

Gain an understanding of insect science, diversity, and uses while focusing on the importance of insects to the economy, environment and public health.

CAREERS:

  • Agricultural inspector
  • Beekeeper
  • Biosecurity
  • Consultant
  • Ecotourism
  • Educator
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pest management
  • Plant/crop management consultant
  • Research scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian

150 and 152 Hutchison Hall
(530) 754-8341
http://entomology.ucdavis.edu

 

Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry

Focus on how plants improve the environment and the quality of life by learning how plants control erosion, restore damaged land and beautify urban and rural landscapes. Also gain an understanding of plant production, management and biology.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Floriculture/nursery
  • Landscape management
  • Plant biodiversity/restoration

CAREERS:

  • Agriculture scientist
  • Arborist
  • Botanical garden manager
  • Consultant
  • Floral designer
  • Landscape designer
  • Landscaper or groundskeeper
  • Nursery producer
  • Plant grower/salesperson
  • Public works/park management
  • Seed producer
  • Turf manager
  • Urban and regional planner

1224 Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building
(530) 752-7738
http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu

 

Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning

Develop an understanding of factors affecting policy, legislative lobbying and implementation of policies by cultivating skills for policy analysis in fields related to environmental quality.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • City and Regional Planning
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Conservation Management
  • Energy and Transportation Planning
  • Environmental Policy and Politics
  • Integrative Policy
  • Water Management

CAREERS:

  • Air pollution mitigation specialist
  • Business analyst
  • Carbon credit manager
  • City or regional planner
  • Climate change policy specialist
  • Consultant
  • Energy economist
  • Energy policy analyst
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Environmental planner and analyst
  • Government executive and legislator
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative analyst
  • Recycling analyst
  • Science policy writer
  • Transportation planner
  • Urban planner
  • Waste management analyst
  • Water quality analyst

2134 Wickson Hall
(530) 752-7183
http://www.des.ucdavis.edu

 

Environmental Science and Management

Study the interaction of physical, biological and social components of environmental problems. Also learn the legal, economic, political issues as well as the scientific basis for environmental decision-making.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Climate change and air quality
  • Ecology, biodiversity and conservation
  • Geospatial information science
  • Natural resource management
  • Soils and biogeochemistry
  • Watershed science

CAREERS:

  • Agricultural advisor
  • Community organizer
  • Conservationist
  • Ecological researcher
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental impact specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • GIS technician
  • Government executive and legislator
  • Natural resources manager
  • Park ranger
  • Preserve manager
  • Public interest advocate
  • Public interset lawyer
  • Soil scientist
  • Watershed manager

2134 Wickson Hall
(530) 752-7183
http://www.des.ucdavis.edu

 

Environmental Toxicology

Learn about environmental toxins and how to help evaluate the potential for harm to humans and other species as well as regulating, understanding and monitoring toxin use.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Forensic Science and Regulatory Toxicology
  • Molecular and Biomedical Toxicology

CAREERS:

  • Biohazard specialist
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Environmental protection specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic analyst
  • Medical/pharmacological researcher
  • Pest control adviser
  • Pharmacist
  • Product safety
  • Public health manager
  • Public service
  • Researcher
  • Toxicologist

4111 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-1042
http://www.envtox.ucdavis.edu

 

Fiber and Polymer Science

Study the physical, chemical and structural properties of fabrics and the issues related to the use and development of innovative and sustainable products.

CAREERS:

  • Automotive paint scientist
  • Bio-based materials engineer
  • Industrial designer
  • Materials engineer
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Product designer
  • Research scientist
  • Sales and marketing
  • Sales engineer


129 Everson Hall
(530) 752-4417
http://textiles.ucdavis.edu

 

Food Science

Explore how to grow, process, pack, store and distribute food while building skills to create tastier, more nutritious foods that meet market demands and consumer needs.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Brewing science
  • Food science

CAREERS:

  • Biological scientist
  • Chemist and material scientist
  • Dietetic technician
  • Food processing manager
  • Food scientist
  • Industrial production manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Quality control director
  • Sales and marketing

1208 Robert Mondavi Institute - South Building
(530) 754-8368
http://foodscience.ucdavis.edu

 

Global Disease Biology

Learn how to address global diseases and health challenges by studying the connection between disease and its relationship to the health of people, animals, plants and the environment.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Disease Researcher
  • Global Health Care Advocate
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Health Policy Practicioner
  • Biological Safety Agent
  • Veterinarian
  • World Health Organization Associate
  • Government Health Regulator
  • Disease Control Officer

152 Hutchison Hall
530-752-2244
http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu

Human Development

Explore the developmental process in humans by studying emotional, social, and cognitive aspects throughout the life cycle.

CAREERS:

  • Child care worker
  • Child, family and school social worker
  • Community organizer
  • Counselor/psychologist
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Educator/teacher
  • Human services manager
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Nurse
  • Physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech therapist
  • Preschool teacher
  • Recreational director
  • Human resources recruiter

1303 Hart Hall
(530) 752-2244
http://hcd.ucdavis.edu

 

Hydrology

Focus on the occurrence, distribution and behavior of water while building skills to understand and develop sustainable water quality.

CAREERS:

  • Consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Farm consultant
  • Fisheries specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Public policy analyst
  • Wastewater treatment planner
  • Water policy analyst

1150 Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building
(530) 752-1603

http://lawr.ucdavis.edu

 

International Agricultural Development

Gain an understanding of how culture, economics, and technology affect agriculture and build the skills and knowledge to help produce and distribute food to the people of developing countries.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Agricultural production
  • Environmental issues
  • Rural communities
  • Trade and Economic Development

CAREERS:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural specialist
  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnology
  • Community organizer
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Educator
  • Financial analyst
  • International aid worker
  • International developer
  • International trade
  • Journalist
  • Public interest advocate
  • Refugee program director
  • Stockbroker and financial services sales agent

1220A Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building
(530) 752-1715
http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu

 

Landscape Architecture

Use creativity and develop visual and technological skills to design parks, neighborhoods and urban open spaces for the use of communities and conservation of the environment. Fully accredited.

CAREERS:

  • Architect
  • City planner
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Forestry technician
  • Groundskeeper
  • Landscape architect or designer
  • Landscaper
  • Park ranger
  • Urban and regional planner

135 Hunt Hall
(530) 754-8628
http://lda.ucdavis.edu

 

Managerial Economics

Learn economic theory and practical business, applications to become successful in business or transition into an MBA program.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Agricultural economics
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Managerial economics

CAREERS:

  • Accountant
  • Agribusiness journalist
  • Agricultural and food business manager
  • Agribusiness
  • Banker
  • Business manager
  • Consultant
  • Economist
  • Educator
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Food product marketing specialist
  • Government executive and legislator
  • Industrial production manager
  • Lawyer
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Manufacturer
  • Public interest advocate
  • Retailer
  • Sales and marketing
  • Stockbroker and financial services sales agent

1176 Social Sciences and Humanities
(530) 754-9536
http://www.agecon.ucdavis.edu

 

Marine & Coastal Science

Receive foundational knowledge in marine sciences by gaining an understanding of the modern issues facing aquatic and coastal environments.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Coastal Environmental Processes
  • Marine Environmental Chemistry

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Oceanographer
  • Marine Policy Specialist
  • Environmental Manager
  • Aquaculture Specialist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Marine Ecologist
  • Ocean Mapper
  • Marine Eco-toxicologist
  • Coastal Geologist
  • Watershed Planner
  • Ocean Advocate
  • Ocean and Coastal Policy Coordinator

2119 Earth & Physical Sciences
530-752-9100
http://bml.ucdavis.edu

 

Nutrition Science

Develop an understanding of how food components are used to promote healthy diets, nutrition policy and public health.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Nutritional biology
  • Nutrition in public health

CAREERS:

  • Agriculture and food scientist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Community nutritionist
  • Food bank coordinator
  • Food research scientist
  • Food service manager
  • Health educator
  • Lab technician
  • Nutrition policy analyst
  • Nutritionist
  • Quality control specialist

3202A Meyer Hall
(530) 752-2512

http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu

Plant Sciences

Learn about how plants grow and develop in managed agricultural ecosystems and how plant products are utilized for food, fiber and environmental enhancement.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Crop Production
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Plant Sciences Individual Option
  • Postharvest Biology and Technology

CAREERS:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture and food scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Biologist
  • Cooperative Extension advisor
  • Crop farmer
  • Ecologist
  • Farm adviser
  • Geneticist
  • Horticulturist
  • Production manager
  • International development adviser
  • Journalist
  • Pest management
  • Plant breeder
  • Plant geneticist
  • Postharvest technology manager


1220A Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building
(530) 752-1715
http://biotechmajor.ucdavis.edu/

 

Science and Society Program

Discover the interdisciplinary connections that link the biological, physical and social sciences with societal issues and cultural discourses.

160 Hutchison
(530) 754-9506
http://sas.ucdavis.edu

 

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Address the environmental, social and economic challenges and opportunities associated with agricultural and food systems sustainability.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Agriculture and ecology
  • Food and society
  • Economics and policy

CAREERS:

  • Agricultural policy analyst
  • Agribusiness developer
  • Agricultural producer
  • Economic policy analyst
  • Educator
  • Food systems manager
  • Government executive and legislator
  • Organic farmer
  • Rural and urban community organizer
  • Small farm consultant

1303 Hart Hall
(530) 752-2244
http://asi.ucdavis.edu

 

Sustainable Environmental Design

Learn how to create and build sustainable communities and landscapes by engaging in urban and environmental design, local government planning, and green building.

CAREERS:

  • Community Development Coordinator
  • City & Regional Planner
  • Real Estate Practitioner
  • Public Administrator
  • Landscape Architect
  • Consultant
  • Community Organizer
  • Government Executive and Legislator

135 Hunt Hall
530-754-8628

 

Textiles and Clothing

Learn about textile characteristics, consumer needs and marketing techniques related to the fiber, textile, and apparel industries.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Marketing/economics
  • Textile science

CAREERS:

  • Advertising specialist
  • Conservationist
  • Designer
  • Fashion and design writer or critic
  • Merchandiser
  • Product developer and distributor
  • Quality control specialist
  • Sales and marketing

129 Everson Hall
(530) 752-4417
http://textiles.ucdavis.edu

 

Viticulture and Enology

Develop an understanding of the biological and physical aspects involved with grape and wine production while also gaining hands-on experience with grape growing and winemaking practices.

CAREERS:

  • Agribusiness
  • Enologist
  • Grape grower
  • Lab technician
  • Pest control adviser
  • Production supervisor
  • Quality control and assurance supervisor
  • Researcher
  • Vineyard manager
  • Wine analyst
  • Wine broker
  • Winemaker


1208 Robert Mondavi Institute – South Building
(530) 754-8368
http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu

 

Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Understand the relationships between the needs of wildlife, people, and the environment, and how these relationships are vital for the maintenance of ecological diversity, recreational resources, and food supplies.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Conservation biology
  • Ecotoxicology and disease ecology
  • Fisheries biology
  • Physiological ecology
  • Wildlife damage management
  • Wildlife biology

CAREERS:

  • Aquaculturist
  • Conservation biologist
  • Educator
  • Endangered species advocate, lawyer or policy analyst
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Forest ranger
  • International conservationist
  • Park ranger
  • Research scientist
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Wildlife technician

1088 Academic Surge
(530) 754-9796
http://wfcb.ucdavis.edu

 

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